Trading heavily shorted stocks can be a profitable strategy. That’s because to short a stock, a trader has to borrow it first and then sell it on the market, hoping to profit as the stock price goes down. If the stock starts going up, it will likely force the ‘shorts’ to buy back and cover their positions. This is known as a short squeeze and often pushes the stock price beyond real valuation.

Because the interest for shorted stocks remains, Finbold analyzed the most shorted stocks this year and selected the two with a high potential to soar.


Enovix Corporation is a silicon battery company that designs, develops, and manufactures silicon-anode lithium-ion batteries using a 3D cell architecture. Its batteries are used on wearables, mobile devices, laptops, and augmented reality eyewear.

The company stock is among the top 10 most shorted, with 28% of float.

Meanwhile, Morningstar’s quantitative equity report has put a fair value estimate at $23.76 for ENVX. That’s 71% above the current market price of $13.89. If ENVX reaches Morningstar’s target price, it is likely to start the short squeeze.

Morningstar quantitative equity report for ENVX. Source: Interactive Brokers Fundamentals Explorer

ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT)

ChargePoint Holdings is an electric vehicle charging technology solutions provider. The company sells charging hardware connected through cloud-based software to customers to enable charging station owners to manage their network of charging systems.

The company shares are shorted 24.79% of the float. This percentage is similar to what we had throughout the whole year.

ChargePoint’s next earnings release is on September 6, 2023, which could provide some clues about where the stock price may go next. Analysts expect the company to post earnings of -$0.14 per share, a 26.32% year-over-year growth.

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Morningstar’s quantitative equity report puts a $11 fair value on the stock price, which is 55% above the current market price of $7.07.

Morningstar quantitative equity report for CHPT. Source: Interactive Brokers Fundamentals Explorer

Shorting the stock has had a negative effect on ChargePoint as it’s down 22% year to date. Enovix, on the other hand, has proven more resilient, being up 14% during the same period. Both have underperformed the S&P 500’s 16% return, though.

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Dennis is a business and financial writer, who had spent almost his entire life independently reporting on different business ventures with major impact on the US and global economy. Dennis places a special focus on examining tech stocks, biotech stocks all while investing a great part of his early hours to researching and writing on the companies in the US markets. Dennis has 15+ years of experience in financial markets.